Anastasius

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from Maine

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    • Ahhh...college

      11 years ago

      Anastasius

      One of the things I miss about being in school was the shenanigans of my friends/classmates. One in particular stands out in my mind right now. A good friend of mine in my PC repair class would usually eat lunch somewhere off campus before class (he worked a real job and could afford to at the time). So often he'd show up and talk about where he went and what he had.

      One day he came into class swaying just a bit. He sits down next to me and says (trying to be quiet but failing miserably) "Dude, I'm fucking hammered." Apparently the place he at his lunch at was having a special on a local micro brew. I don't remember how many he had, but it was enough that he had to catch a ride to campus rather than drive.

      So the teacher is trying to teach the class and my friend keeps babbling about lunch, the beer, and some fat chick wearing a pair of those breakaway wind pants who was playing pool at the bar/grill he was at. The teacher was trying not to laugh (our teacher had the same kinda sense of humor we had, so it made class interesting), and eventually asked him to quiet down and wait for our break to finish the story(classes went for 4 hours).

      My friend settles down a bit, but kept on about the fat chick. Finally, loud enough for everyone to hear, he says something to the effect of "Dude, every time she bent over you could see her granny panties hanging out. I was expecting something to reach outta there going 'bluh bluh bluh COME PLAY WITH ME!!!' It was freaking me out." He said this last part while waving his fingers in front of his face to give it a Cthulu-esk feel.

      I blew Dr. Pepper all over my computer screen. The teacher busted his chalk when he nearly fell down laughing. My friend Luke almost fell out of his chair. The teacher called break time and asked my friend to not come into class drunk again (a formality more than anything).

      I miss that class.

    • Take that tweeker!

      11 years ago

      Anastasius

      GARLAND (WBAP) - It's happened three times in the last week alone: Someone has climbed onto the roof of Bargain Town Variety & Furniture Store on Broadway in Garland, intent on stealing copper tubing from the air conditioning units. Store owner Jimmy Sheu was frustrated. "We called the police; the police don't even come," he said. "They just take a report over the phone."

      On Wednesday night, Sheu's 25-year-old son took matters into his own hands, climbing onto the building with a gun. At around 1:30 a.m. Thursday, a man carrying a backpack filled with tools made his way onto the roof, where he was shot at least once. Police say the man retreated to the parking lot, where paramedics later pronounced him dead.

      The owners of the discount store have mixed emotions: We're "kind of glad," Julia Sheu told WBAP. "But we didn't mean to kill the guy." She says her son had no choice when the suspect ignored his orders to stop and back away.

      For now, police say the shooting was justified. The case is expected to be referred to a grand jury.


      www.wbap.com/Article.asp?id=785673&spid=18042


      Good shoot, damn good job.

    • sometimes it doesn't pay...

      11 years ago

      Anastasius

      ...to be the tech guy. Once again, I was asked to snoop around on a users PC. Guess thats what I get for saying "yeah, I've got a minute, whats up?"

      Anywho, this week has been dragging along painfully slow. Thankfully tomorrow is Friday, and I've got half the day off (I would have taken a full day, but I have some stuff I want to take care of in office). The wife is working this weekend, but thats an excuse to go to Dick's Sporting Goods and buy fishing stuff or ammo (need more 6.5 x 55).

      Might try to go fishing tonight, but I dunno. I also might attempt to make a holster for my XD-40. If I do, and it looks decent, I'll post some pics on here. I also have a knife sheath to finish, and two more blades to start working on.

      I can't wait to get a house, then I can have a garage to work in (home away from home).

      Anywho, I'm gonna head out. Talk to yall later.

    • Jesse Jackson calls obama white

      11 years ago

      Anastasius
      The Rev. Jesse Jackson said Thursday that a South Carolina newspaper misinterpreted his comments when it reported he said Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama is "acting like he's white."

      The Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks to the press Tuesday in Jena, Louisiana.

      The State, a South Carolina newspaper, reported Wednesday that Jackson's comments were made in the context of criticizing Obama and the other presidential candidates for not paying more attention to the recent racially charged incident involving the arrest of six black juveniles in Jena, Louisiana, on murder charges.

      "There's an unfortunate misinterpretation," Jackson said. "The fact is, I endorse Barack without hesitation and support him today unequivocally."

      Jackson also reportedly said on Tuesday that Obama needs to be bolder in his stances if he wants to make inroads in South Carolina. Obama trails rival Sen. Hillary Clinton in South Carolina by 18 points, according to a recent LA Times/Bloomberg poll.

      When informed the newspaper intends to stand by its reporting of the quote, Jackson said, "I have not in any way engaged into the degrees of blackness debate." Jackson added he continues to support Obama, whom he called brilliant...


      cnn

      Yeah, I'm sure the reporter fudged that one. lol. I'm wondering how long it will take CNN to bury the story.

      ETA: Even better!! youtube.com/watch?v=4h5Aq6wPFis

      BWAAAAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

    • Man arrested for defending his home

      11 years ago

      Anastasius

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      For more than two years, Sydney Davis's house has been under siege from youths throwing stones.

      After two hours of bombardment in the latest attack and no sign of the police, the 65-year-old retired builder decided enough was enough.

      As a particularly large missile landed in his kitchen, he grabbed a plank of wood from the garden and ran towards the gang to scare them away.
      Pensioner

      The police arrived just in time - to arrest Mr Davis for possession of an offensive weapon.

      He now faces up to six months in prison. Yesterday Mr Davis said he was bewildered by the decision to prosecute him.

      He claims objects have been thrown at his house on 700 separate occasions.
      His windows have been smashed five times in eight months.

      'Something needs to be done to stop these kids. They are out there every night,' he said.

      'One of my neighbours even had a seven-month-old in their kitchen when a brick came through the window.

      'It showered glass across the baby's face. When these kids see the police they are off through the alleyways. The police have got no chance of catching them.'


      Mr Davis's 42-year- old wife Pauline dialled 999 when their home came under attack yet again last week, but two and a half hours later officers had failed to arrive.

      The couple's two sons, five and seven, were cowering behind the sofa when their father ran at the gang.

      He recalled: 'My wife called the police at 6 o'clock. But [the youths] just kept on throwing stones.

      'I have two kids and if one of those stones hit them it could have caused some really nasty damage.

      'I left the back door open to stop them smashing it.'

      When officers arrived outside his home in Swindon, Wiltshire, Mr Davis was handcuffed and led away to the cells, where he was later charged.

      The youths ran off. 'What in the world is this country coming to that the police arrest people like me for protecting their own property?' he said yesterday.

      'The police say they want to reduce crime, yet they let evil little toe-rags like this off. Then they prosecute hard-working, upstanding residents like me.

      The law is, quite simply, a colossal ass.'

      Wiltshire police claim to have increased their patrols after two houses in the region were attacked by arsonists.

      Officers' shift patterns were also changed so they would be in the neighbourhood after dark, while the local council is considering blocking-off some of the alleyways.

      Yesterday a spokesman confirmed that no youths were arrested in relation to the incident.

      Local councillor Justin Tomlinson said homeowners in the area were 'living in fear' of unruly youths.

      'We have sympathy with frustrated local residents - the Government continues to ignore a broken society, and therefore it is little wonder that frustrations boil over.


      Fucking stupid. Too bad that is the direction this country is going in. I can't wait until I have to hide in terror from roving gangs of parentless children, it's gonna be so much fun!

    • So I'm looking again at houses

      11 years ago

      Anastasius

      Not much to choose from in the price range that I set (less than $125k). That might seem tiny to most of you, but remember than Maine has a fairly low cost of living (to go right along with our low wages). I found a few that I've sent inquiries on, and I've got a couple that I want to show to the wife. She's a sucker for hardwood flooring, so mebe we'll be able to seriously look at getting a place of our own. The big thing that I'm looking for are places with fireplaces/wood stoves. No necessarily for the stoves themselves, but so that I could toss in a pellet stove (dad said he'd help get us one if we got a place with oil heat).

      The hard part in this will be convincing the wife to go through with it. She doesn't want to give up her view of the bay (even though we have no off street parking and we're crammed in here like it's a shoebox).

    • shock collar for air travel

      11 years ago

      Anastasius

      Want some torture with your peanuts?
      By Jeffrey Denning

      Just when you thought you’ve heard it all...

      A senior government official with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has expressed great interest in a so-called safety bracelet that would serve as a stun device, similar to that of a police Taser®. According to this promotional video found at the Lamperd Less Lethal website, the bracelet would be worn by all airline passengers.

      This bracelet would:

      • take the place of an airline boarding pass

      • contain personal information about the traveler

      • be able to monitor the whereabouts of each passenger and his/her luggage

      • shock the wearer on command, completely immobilizing him/her for several minutes

      The Electronic ID Bracelet, as it’s referred to as, would be worn by every traveler “until they disembark the flight at their destination.†Yes, you read that correctly. Every airline passenger would be tracked by a government-funded GPS, containing personal, private and confidential information, and that it would shock the customer worse than an electronic dog collar if he/she got out of line?

      Clearly the Electronic ID Bracelet is an euphuism for the EMD Safety Bracelet, or at least it has a nefarious hidden ability, thus the term ID Bracelet is ambiguous at best. EMD stands for Electro-Musclar Disruption. Again, according to the promotional video the bracelet can completely immobilize the wearer for several minutes.

      So is the government really that interested in this bracelet? Yes!

      According to a letter from DHS official, Paul S. Ruwaldt of the Science and Technology Directorate, office of Research and Development, to the inventor whom he had previously met with, he wrote, “To make it clear, we [the federal government] are interested in…the immobilizing security bracelet, and look forward to receiving a written proposal.†The letterhead, in case you were wondering, came from the DHS office at the William J. Hughes Technical Center at the Atlantic City International Airport, or the Federal Aviation Administration headquarters.

      In another part of the letter, Mr. Ruwaldt confirmed, “It is conceivable to envision a use to improve air security, on passenger planes.â€Â

      Would every paying airline passenger flying on a commercial airplane be mandated to wear one of these devices? I cringe at the thought. Not only could it be used as a physical restraining device, but also as a method of interrogation, according to the same aforementioned letter from Mr. Ruwaldt.

      Would you let them put one of those on your wrist? Would you allow the airline employees, which would be mandated by the government, to place such a bracelet on any member of your family?

      Why are tax dollars being spent on something like this? Is this a police state or is it America?

      As we approach July 4th, Independence Day, I can’t help but think of the blessing we have of living in America and being free from hostile government forces. It calls to mind one of my favorite speeches given by an American Founding Forefather, Patrick Henry, who said,

      “Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!â€Â


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      Yeah. Another reason for me not to fly. Thanks!

    • Toddlers who dislike spicy food 'racist'

      11 years ago

      Anastasius

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      Toddlers who dislike spicy food 'racist'
      By Rosa Prince, Political Correspondent
      Last updated: 10:15 AM BST 07/07/2008

      Toddlers who turn their noses up at spicy food from overseas could be branded racists by a Government-sponsored agency.

      The National Children's Bureau, which receives £12 million a year, mainly from Government funded organisations, has issued guidance to play leaders and nursery teachers advising them to be alert for racist incidents among youngsters in their care.

      This could include a child of as young as three who says "yuk" in response to being served unfamiliar foreign food.

      The guidance by the NCB is designed to draw attention to potentially-racist attitudes in youngsters from a young age.

      It alerts playgroup leaders that even babies can not be ignored in the drive to root out prejudice as they can "recognise different people in their lives".

      The 366-page guide for staff in charge of pre-school children, called Young Children and Racial Justice, warns: "Racist incidents among children in early years settings tend to be around name-calling, casual thoughtless comments and peer group relationships."

      It advises nursery teachers to be on the alert for childish abuse such as: "blackie", "Pakis", "those people" or "they smell".

      The guide goes on to warn that children might also "react negatively to a culinary tradition other than their own by saying 'yuk'".

      Staff are told: "No racist incident should be ignored. When there is a clear racist incident, it is necessary to be specific in condemning the action."

      Warning that failing to pick children up on their racist attitudes could instil prejudice, the NCB adds that if children "reveal negative attitudes, the lack of censure may indicate to the child that there is nothing unacceptable about such attitudes".

      Nurseries are encouraged to report as many incidents as possible to their local council. The guide added: "Some people think that if a large number of racist incidents are reported, this will reflect badly on the institution. In fact, the opposite is the case."
    • Urg...

      11 years ago

      Anastasius

      Went to a bbq yesterday. Had a pretty damn good time. Got home feeling pretty stiff (played ultimate frisbee or something like that while at said bbq). Woke up this morning, felt like I'd been hit in the back with a bat. Stayed home from work today, so far I'm taking 1000mg of ibuprofin (spelling?) every four hours. Good times.

    • My wife is getting baby envy

      11 years ago

      Anastasius

      A lot of her friends have (or are going to be having) children, and she currently has none. I tried to talk to her about it, but for the most part all I get out of here is "well they have kids" and "but they're soooooo cute".

      Yeah, two awesome reasons to do things right there.

      From my side of things, I see a down turning economy that could at some point, if things don't get better, put me out of a job. She can't seem to hear that. Next is that just about every nook and cranny in our current apartment is filled with stuff. Most of it is hers. Not exactly a lot of room for diapers, baby cloths, toys, more diapers, crib, even more diapers, and the child itself. Next is that she wants to be with the child "until it's old enough". Old enough for what? Walking? Talking? Taking the car without asking? Last time we talked about this she wanted to wait for it to get into school. Thats six years-ish living on my pay check alone. Already done the math folks, we'd be living pay check to pay check with virtually no savings. Her reasoning? "I don't want it to be without it's mother. Mothers should be there to raise their children". Fat lotta good that'll do if one of our cars dies.

      Anyway, I just wanted to vent a little bit about that. I do want children, but I also want her to be realistic about it. Right now is a lousy time to be relying on one income (the smaller one as a matter of fact) and trying to have a kid. I want to live, I don't want to just survive.

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    • RBuffordTJ

      12 years ago

      Not me....I'm saving the manatees for dessert!

    • RBuffordTJ

      12 years ago

      Well a quick search on a wood supplier site turned up this:
      COMMON NAMES: Lignum vitae, Guayacan, Palo santo, ironwood

      SPECIFIC GRAVITY: 1.05

      DENSITY: 77 - 82 lbs./cu.ft.

      TANGENTIAL MOVEMENT: 2.5%

      RADIAL MOVEMENT: n/a%

      VOLUMETRIC SHRINKAGE: n.a%

      DURABILITY: Exceptional resistance to moisture and fungal attack

      SOURCE: West Indes, Central America, northern South America

      DESCRIPTION: One of the hardest and heaviest woods (three times as hard as oak), lignum vitae is most commonly used for mallet heads, bearings and rollers. Because of its durability and natural lubricants, it is the preferred wood for propeller bushings and other underwater applications. The lignum vitae tree generally grows to a diameter of about 12", although historically, trees in the 18" - 30" range have been known.

      Lignum vitae is reddish brown when freshly cut, with pale yellow sapwood. As it oxidizes, the color turns to a deep green, often with black details. The grain is highly interlocked, making it difficult to work with edge tools, but it machines well and takes a high polish. It is a remarkably good wood for turning. A similar species, known as Maracaibo lignum vitae (Bulnesia arboria), which grows in Venezuela and northern South America, is similar in properties and appearance and is sometimes substituted for genuine lignum vitae.

      I have never heard of it but it is considered one of the "Iron woods", there are actually a number of those. Sounds like one heck of a find, I will ask a few people I know if they have ever worked it before. Share pictures man! Please!
      Bufford

    • haloguru2552

      12 years ago

      Holy shit dude, what happened? Piss of the parental units again?


      No, that would be piss of my own restrictions. I need to get my shit done, and the computer has been interfering a bit lately.

    • KiloG85

      12 years ago

      hehe, sounds like you are enjoying married life so far smiley0.gif

      as for me, school is going fine (tho Im skipping more classes than I wanted to lol, I need to buckle down and start going to them again >.<). my fav class is spanish, and the rest of my classes arent too terrible (much better than engineering at least)

      No chicas yet my friend, sadly. But its all good, I always have my good good friends to keep me company until I meet the right gal.

    • haloguru2552

      12 years ago

      5 minutes to load, 1 minutes to shoot, 1 hour to clean. Gotta love black powder.



      I'm silently laughing to myself about just how true that statement is.

    • haloguru2552

      12 years ago

      meals on legs?


      Maybe if society collapses. smiley7.gif

    • Sicario

      12 years ago

      Didn't move yet. It was pushed back a bit. Moving in about two weeks.

    • KiloG85

      12 years ago

      Hey dude, whats goin on? Long time no see. Hows married life still?

    • RBuffordTJ

      12 years ago

      Oh I know, I'm on good terms with them both, they come by and shoot the crap and just hang out. There is some hangup on them giving out the machines, its a hang up in the capitol or something but they are kind of vague about it.

    • Saint1900

      12 years ago

      Thanks, Scraggy!

    • haloguru2552

      12 years ago

      When you die can I have your guns?


      Hell no! They are to be buried with me!

    • dash8avionic

      12 years ago

      Accuracy, definately. The old man and me have a nice setup with chronograph with all the bells and wistles. And we reload one cartridge at a time. Not one of the fancy autoloaders. I use Nosler Balistic Tips and Nosler Partitions. Cant get any more accurate than those. With the .300 I can shoot at 200yds with a good rest and cover a 4 shot group with a dime. We only use the books as guidelines. We experimented till we found the perfect load, plus we started using the ballistic tips when they came out and the weren't in the books yet. Theres alot of stuff you can change that will make a difference, you'd be surprised how much it can change with just a grain of powder or how far in you seat the bullet.

    • Flashbang_89

      12 years ago

      Hey I was bit by the scragman bug.

    • armeav8r

      12 years ago

      make sure you get a matched barrel & bushing otherwise it'll be sloppy. I'd also recommend a full length guide rod instead instead of the original spring and cap. It'll make a HUGE difference in the accuracy

    • Flashbang_89

      12 years ago

      Dude, that make two of us.

    • haloguru2552

      12 years ago

      hmmm. I think you have a point there.

    • haloguru2552

      12 years ago

      So...about your comment on my rant:

      What I was speaking about is marriages, not little puppy love relationships. I'll admit it, I've had a puppy love relationship, but I don't know what real love feels like. I'm speaking from my observations not experiences. If I said that love doesn't exist merely from my experiences, well I'd be a damn fool now wouldn't I? I've only witnessed a few marriages that have lasted. I've had some time to think about my belief in love, and I've come to the conclusion that it's not love that I think doesn't exist...it's successful marriages. Or at least they come in such small numbers that it's near the point to where they don't exist. Something in this modern world has killed them.

      I hope you're right. I hope I'm just a stupid teenager who knows nothing about it, but as for now, marriage is a gamble to me.

    • Flashbang_89

      12 years ago

      It is a 1980 Kawaski. 175cc.

      I saw you M1. My dad has two, a Garand and a Carbine, havent shot the Garand, but the carbine is fun!

    • Saint1900

      12 years ago

      Not too much here. Paintballing alot. Pting like crazy. THe drill.

    • Master_Biff

      12 years ago

      BitDefender, eh? Sounds interesting. I take it that it's working quite nicely then. We've been looking for something different. Norton Internet Security is extremely taxing on the systems we have (we would use just Anti-Virus since that is easier on the hardware, but I haven't finished with securing the network to my satisfaction so we need Norton Firewall on all the systems).

      I'd appreciate it, thanks!

    • Saint1900

      12 years ago

      Yeah man. I tend to have fun no matter the circumstances.

      So, whats up in Scragland?

    • Master_Biff

      12 years ago

      That's what you said last week. smiley8.gifsmiley0.gif

      I've been meaning to ask you, have you switched over to CA anti-virus and shtuff at work? If so, does it do spyware too (we use Spybot S&D in addition to Norton), and how's it working for ya?

    • Sicario

      12 years ago

      custom built comp by a buddy

    • 82nd

      12 years ago

      thanks

    • guitargirl18

      12 years ago

      um back at you about that picture comment....we cut all the meat out ourselves and take it to a butcher to make it good and i believe the hides go to the DNR

    • tomii FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      12 years ago

      Anyway, great pics, and I loved the story, that was friggin funny.


      Glad you liked it. The visual aids were awesome!

    • Master_Biff

      12 years ago

      Yes, my Audi does have the Quattro package.

      It's the 2.8 V6.

      Post edited 8/06/07 7:16PM

    • fnbitch

      12 years ago

      But that's why we married yall! To keep our feet warm.... smiley0.gif

    • haloguru2552

      12 years ago

      If you can reach Texas, by all means. But you'll have to get up my 60 yard drive way, and past my AKs smiley8.gif

      If you can, THEN I will gladly hand over my pie smiley6.gif

    • haloguru2552

      12 years ago

      Get your own fucking pie, bitch smiley5.gif

    • haloguru2552

      12 years ago

      I'll end up with a tastier modem...but ultimately a shittier connection smiley4.gif

    • haloguru2552

      12 years ago

      Only if it transmits electronically...

    • haloguru2552

      12 years ago

      Looking it up on Google maps would take actual effort; just like putting my work clothes that I need for tomorrow through the washer...which is exactly why I'm still sitting here, eating apple/rhubarb pie.

    • tomii FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      12 years ago

      Somewhere in my 1st 10 shots, the brake fell off. smiley7.gif

      It made a bit of a difference, but like I said, the trigger broke so hard...

      The set screws had come loose. I've since remedied that problem.

    • KiloG85

      12 years ago

      HOPE YOU HAD AN AWESOME WEDDING!!! Have a great honeymoon!

      No more being a bachelor for you! lol pwnt

    • Flashbang_89

      12 years ago

      Hey, have fun tomorrow on your biggest fucking day of your life!

    • RBuffordTJ

      12 years ago

      We are great, and as a matter of fact this Saturday we are renewing our wedding vows in a beach ceremony then heading off to NE Georgia for a second honeymoon at a secluded cabin in the hills. Much fun will be had by all.

      I pray your wedding goes perfectly buddy and that God blesses your union.
      Bufford

    • RBuffordTJ

      12 years ago

      You sneaky devil you!

      RBuffordTJ469ffbd7ad75a.jpg

      Here I am plundering around an it finally hit me who you must be. What's with the keeping quite on me bro? On the other hand I am dang glad to see you back and hope you and the little woman are doing well.

      Bufford

    • haloguru2552

      12 years ago

      Either that, or they are getting better at getting themselves banned.


      Maybe...in either case, we win.

    • Sicario

      12 years ago

      damn...a guy just can't win huh

    • haloguru2552

      12 years ago

      fucking bastards

    • Havoc1

      12 years ago

      I'll send you the quarters but you have to promise to spend them on beer.


      ^^ No problem! Can the spending be retro-active? I'm pretty sure I'm a couple million bucks into my beer investments... smiley0.gif

    • haloguru2552

      12 years ago

      Yeah so am I. I went though some other bullshit with my computer earlier too. That's straightened out now also.

    • haloguru2552

      12 years ago

      And yes, windows did know it was there.

    • haloguru2552

      12 years ago

      Been there done that. The drive was actually bad. I popped a new one in and it worked.

    • JeffSon

      12 years ago

      Wolverine, if I recall properly.

    • tomii FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      12 years ago

      Did you read the one I wrote for Jeff?

    • haloguru2552

      12 years ago

      heh heh. Ok, let me know when you find it. I'll be on until 11 PM.

    • haloguru2552

      12 years ago

      I'll see if COD2 runs on my crap top and maybe we can frag each other for a while.


      Grunty wanted to get all 3 of us together and frag each other.

    • fnbitch

      12 years ago

      Damn straight! I'm the same way. My only problem is being betrothed to a man thats as smart as I am...Harder to catch as he can fly under the radar! smiley8.gifsmiley0.gif
      I still hope you have a good time. Booze, friends, family and guns should assure that.

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